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Events

2021 DATES

NOTE: For hunting or fishing opportunities at a state park in your area that is not listed on this calendar of events, please e-mail jay.d.williams@illinois.gov for information

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is committed to making it easier for physically challenged people to enjoy Illinois' great outdoors. The following list identifies opportunities and events.

Note: Events are in alphabetical order by areas

DatesLocation/Contact Information
Regulated Goose Season Dates
Regulated Duck Season Dates
Baldwin Lake, Kaskaskia River Fish and Wildlife Goose and Duck Hunting - Please contact 618-785-2555.
Regulated Dove Season Dates Carlyle Lake Dove Hunt (Carlyle, IL) - Please contact 618-594-2484 for details.
Regulated Duck Season DatesCarlyle Lake Duck Hunt (Carlyle, IL) - Please contact 618-594-2484 for details.
TBAClinton Lake Recreation Area Shotgun Deer Hunt (Clinton, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 217-935-8722 for availability and details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonDixon Springs State Park Archery Deer Hunting (near Golconda) - Season blind for disabled hunters available, please contact 618-949-3304 for availability and details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonDixon Springs State Park Archery Turkey Hunting (near Golconda) - Season blind for disabled hunters available, please contact 618-949-3304 for availability and details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonEagle Creek State Park Archery Hunt (near Findlay) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 217-756-8260 or fax 217-756-3217 for details.
Regulated Dove Season DatesEdward R. Madigan State Park Dove Hunting (near Lincoln, IL) - Please contact 217-735-2424 for details.
Regulated Pheasant Season DatesEldon Hazlet/South Shore State Park Pheasant Hunt (near Carlyle, IL) - Please contact 618-594-3015 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonFort Massac State Park Archery Deer Hunt (Metropolis) - Please contact 618-524-4712 for more information.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonFort Massac State Park Archery Turkey Hunt (Metropolis) - Please contact 618-524-4712 for more information.
Call for dates Fort Massac State Park Trout Fishing (Metropolis) - Please contact 618-524-4712 for more information.
Call for datesFrank Holten State Park Trout Fishing (in East St. Louis) - Please contact 618-874-7920.

Regulated Goose Season Dates

Regulated Duck Season Dates

Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area (Alexander County) Goose and Duck Hunting (near Miller City) - Accessible Duck & Goose blind, for more information, please contact 618-776-5689.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonJim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife AreaArchery Deer Hunting (Rt. 97 near Chandlerville, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 217-452-7741 for availability and details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery Season Johnson Sauk Trail State Park Archery Deer Hunting (Kewanee, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 309-853-5589 for availability and details.
​Nov. 8 and 9Johnson Sauk Trail State Park Shotgun Deer
TBAKankakee River State Park Archery Deer Hunt (near Bourbonnais, IL) -Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 815-933-1383 or fax 815-933-9809 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonKaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area Archery Deer Hunting (near Baldwin, IL) - For more information, please contact 618-785-2555 for details.
Sept. 1 - End of Archery SeasonKaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area Dove Hunting (near Baldwin, IL) - For more information, please contact 618-785-2555 for details.
Regulated Duck SeasonKaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area Duck Hunting (near Baldwin, IL) - For more information, please contact 618-785-2555 for details.
SeasonalKaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area Fishing Opportunities (near Baldwin, IL) - For more information, please contact 618-785-2555 for details.
Call for dateLaSalle Lake State Park Fishing Day (near Marseilles) - Please contact 815-795-2448 for details.
Regulated Seasons Marshall State Fish And Wildlife Area Hunting (Lacon, IL) - Archery, Goose, Duck, and Squirrel. Please contact 309-246-8351 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonMatthiessen State Park Archery Deer Hunt - Please contact 815-667-4868.

Regulated Goose Season Dates

Regulated Duck Season Dates

Mazonia Braidwood State Fish And Wildlife Area Goose and Duck Hunt (near Braceville, IL) - Please contact 815-237-0063 or fax 815-237-0057 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonMermet Lake Conservation Area Archery Deer Hunting (near Belknap, IL) - Accessible deer blind, for more information, please contact 618-524-5577
Regulated Duck Season DatesMermet Lake Conservation Area Duck Hunting (near Belknap, IL) - Accessible Duck blind, for more information, please contact 618-524-5577
Regulated Pheasant SeasonMoraineView State Park Pheasant Hunt (LeRoy, IL) - Please contact 309-724-8032 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonRandolph County Conservation Area Archery Deer Hunting (near Chester, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 618-826-2706 for availability and details.
SeasonalRandolph County Conservation Fishing Opportunities (near Chester, IL) - Please contact 618-826-2706 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of Archery SeasonRandolph County Conservation Area Archery Turkey Hunt (near Chester, IL) - Please contact 618-826-2706 for details.
August. 1 - End of SeasonRandolph County Conservation Area Squirrel Hunt (near Chester, IL) - Please contact 618-826-2706 for details.
September 11, 2021
Rend Lake 21st Annual Shooting Classic and Banquet (near Mt. Vernon, Whittington area) - Please contact 618-435-8138 x 130 for details. 
Call for DatesRend Lake Corps of Engineers Goose Deer Hunt (near Mt. Vernon) - Accessible pit, for more information, please contact 618-724-2493.
November 19, 20, 21, 2021Rend Lake Corps of Engineers Shotgun Deer Hunt (near Mt. Vernon) - For more information, please contact 618-724-2493.
TBARock Cut State Park Annual Shotgun Deer Hunt (near Loves Park, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 815-885-3311 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of SeasonSam Dale Lake Conservation Area Archery Deer Hunting (near Johnsonville) -Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 618-835-2292 for availability and details.
Oct. 1 - End of SeasonSam Dale Lake Conservation Area Archery Turkey Hunting (near Johnsonville)-Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 618-835-2292 for availability and details.
Oct. 1 - End of SeasonSam Parr State Park Archery Deer Hunting (near Newton, IL) - Season blind for disabled hunters available, please contact 618-783-2661 for availability and details.
Oct. 1 - End of SeasonSam Parr State Park Archery Turkey Hunting (near Newton, IL) - Season blind for disabled hunters available, please contact 618-783-2661 for availability and details.
Regulated Goose Season Dates
Regulated Duck Season Dates
Tuesdays and Saturdays during the Central Zone Hunting Season.
Sand Ridge State Forest Goose and Duck Hunting (near Forest City, IL) - Season blind for disabled hunter available. For more information, contact 309-597-2212.

Regulated Dove Season DatesRegulated Goose Season Dates
Regulated Duck Season Dates

Sanganois State Park & Wildlife Area Goose and Duck Hunting (Chandlerville, IL) - Season blind for disabled hunter available . Must have partner. Please contact 309-546-2628 for availability and details.
Oct. 1 - End of SeasonSangchris Lake State Park Archery Deer Hunt (near Rochester) - Please contact 217-498-9208 for details.
Call for DatesSangchris Lake State Park Dove Hunt (near Rochester) - Please contact 217-498-9208 for details.
SeasonalSangchris Lake State Park Fishing (near Rochester) - Please contact 217-498-9208 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of SeasonShabbona Lake State Recreation Area Archery Deer Hunt (Shabbona, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 815-824-2106
Sept. 1 - End of Season Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area Dove Hunting (Shabbona, IL) - Please contact 815-824-2106 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of SeasonSpring Lake Park Disabled Archery Deer Hunt (near Macomb, IL) - Please contact 309-371-2815 for more information.
Seasonal Spring Lake Park Disabled Fishing (near Macomb, IL) - Please contact 309-371-2815 for more information.
Regulated Duck and Goose Season DatesShabbona Lake State Recreation Area Duck and Goose Hunt (Shabbona, IL) - Please contact 815-824-2106 for details.
Sept. 1 - End of Season Shelbyville Wildlife Area Dove Hunt (Bethany, IL) - Please contact 217-665-3112 for details.
Oct. 1 - End of SeasonSiloam Springs State ParkArcheryDeer Hunting (Clayton, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 217-894-6205 for details.
Sept. 1 - End of Season Siloam Springs State ParkDove Hunting (Clayton, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 217-894-6205 for details.
Central Goose Zone SeasonsSnakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife Area (near Victoria) - Specially designed goose pit for persons with disabilities. Please contact 309-879-2607 for availability.
​Oct. 13 and 14Spoon River Shotgun Deer - For more information call 309-446-3758

TBA

Starved Rock State Park Shotgun Deer Hunting (Utica, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 815-667-5351 for details.
Oct. 1 - end of archery season

Ten Mile Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area Archery Deer Hunt - (McLeansboro, IL) Please contact 618-643-2862 for availability and details.

Oct. 1 - end of archery season

Ten Mile Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area Archery Turkey Hunt - (McLeansboro, IL) - Please contact 618-643-2862 for availability and details.

Regulated Duck and Goose Season Dates Union County Fish & Wildlife Area Duck and Goose Hunting (Jonesboro, IL) - Accessible blind, for more information, please contact 618-833-5175.
SeasonalWalnut Point State Park Fishing Opportunities (near Oakland, IL) - Please contact 217-346-3336 for details.
Oct. 1 - end of archery seasonWeinberg-King State Park Archery Deer Hunting - (Augusta, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 217-392-2345 for details.
Sept. 1 - end of seasonWeinberg-King State Park Dove Hunting (Augusta, IL) - Season blinds for disabled hunters available, please contact 217-392-2345 for details.